Miles A. Kimball received his PhD from the University of Kentucky. He has worked as a technical writer and knowledge management consultant in the defense and telecommunication industries. He has published broadly on e-portfolio pedagogy, information design, graphic design, digital humanities, and the history of data visualization. He has served in a variety of administrative roles, most recently as Interim Chair of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University. He has won the Conference on College Composition and Communication award for the Best Article on the History or Theory of Technical and Scientific Communication as well as that organization's award for the Best Article on Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical and Scientific Communication. His work thus extends across the boundaries of the humanities and the empirical sciences.